Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Clean Eating Carrot Coconut Muffins

I can't seem to get my mind off of fall flavors these days. Carrot cake, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin spice coffee are some of my favorite things in this world! So delicious! I have made it my mission to "clean up" some of my favorite dishes so that I can enjoy them without feeling guilty about what I am putting into my body! These muffins are a delicious way to handle my carrot cake fix! Did I mention they are actually pretty healthy too?? SSHHHH! Don't tell! No one will know!



Wanna bite?



Clean Eating Carrot Coconut Muffins

adapted from: Savory Lotus

  • 2 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • pinch of ground clove
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ginger (grated)
  • 1 cup carrots (grated)
  • 2/3 cup organic raisins (soaked for 5-10 minutes in warm water)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup or honey
  • organic whipped topping **Optional (I like truwhip or House Whip)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine almond meal, salt, baking soda, allspice, clove and coconut flakes in medium bowl. Stir until combined. In another medium bowl, add the remaining ingredients. Stir until combined and add wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until well combined.

Divide into muffin tin sprayed with coconut/olive oil spray or lined with baking cups. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Top with whipped topping if desired! :)

Eat warm or refrigerate in air tight container.  I like mine cold right out of the fridge!



What is your favorite fall treat???





12 comments:

  1. These sound amazing!! Thank you for being such a wonderful source of healthier choices.

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  2. These look awesome!! I can't wait to try them. Do you know how many calories approximately?

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    1. I have no idea..sorry! Let me know if you figure it all up! :)

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  3. Mmmm! I love carrot cake muffins! Especially with ginger and raisins! These look great!

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  4. Those look amazing! I found you over at Whip it Up Wed!

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  5. Carrot muffins are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your healthy recipe.

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  6. Can you use bananas instead of applesauce without changing the texture?

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    1. I think mashed banana would give a similar texture but they will probably have a slight banana taste. I bet it would be tasty! :)

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  7. These came out really good! I just made a batch. I used banana instead of applesauce. I cut back on the sweetener, since bananas are so sweet. I used only 3 tablespoons of maple syrup. They're great! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Yum! Now I want to make a batch! :) Enjoy!

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  8. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally kill fat by eating Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from major medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

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